HCR 220 Capstone Patient re-registry, patient check-in, patient check-out, establishment of patient financial responsibility, coding compliance review, billing compliance, claim preparation and transmittal, payer adjudication monitoring, patient statement generating, and patient follow-up and collections are the steps that the medical billing process consists of. These steps are referred to as the ten steps in the medical billing process. There are numerous codes used in the medical billing process that have an impact on these ten steps. There is always a constant flow of information that requires entering or retrieving. This information comes from HIPAA, ICD, CPT, and HCPCS and is influential on each of the ten steps. The information is either protected by HIPAA, ICD, CPT and HCPCS or beneficial when retrieving information. For instance the patient’s personal information which is given in the
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